4 tricks for overnight styled hair

If you’re looking for a way to style your hair overnight without using any heat, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we will discuss four different hairstyles that you can do in the evening and wake up with styled hair. Styling your hair in the evening can not only save you time in the morning, it can be healthier for your hair too. So whether you have short hair or long hair, wavy or straight, we have an overnight style for you!

Why excessive heat is bad for your hair

One of the biggest problems with using heat to style your hair is that it can be very damaging. Excessive heat can cause your hair to become dry and brittle, which can lead to breakage. It can also contribute to hair loss by adding stress to your scalp. 

Adding hairstyling into your evening routine

Routines are a great way to make add some self-care practices into your day. They can be a way to unwind, relax, and prepare for the next day. And adding a bit of hairstyling into your evening routine can save you time in the morning! And adding a quick hairstyling session into your evening routine is a great way to make sure you feel good about yourself each day.

Tight Ringlets

Waking up with tight ringlets in the morning is one of the biggest time-saving hair tricks in the book.  This style is perfect for those with already wavy hair or thin straight hair. All you need to do is section your hair into 1-inch sections. Twist them around your finger and up around a cotton scrunchie. Wrap them around and pin them in place. Sleep soundly and in the morning, take out the pins and voila! You have beautiful tight curls. Lightly mist hair spray and you’re good to go!

a women with overnight styled hair ringlets
ringlets are an easy way for overnight styled hair

Loose Waves

Loose waves are always a beautiful option for a casual look that can easily be dressed up. This style is perfect for those with thicker hair or curly hair. Start by sectioning your hair into four equal parts and begin loosely braiding each part. Once you’ve finished all four braids, twist the braids together in a low bun and get your beauty rest. In the morning apply a lightweight pomade to smooth out any frizz and give extra hold.

Another quick way to achieve loose waves that will work for both medium-length and long hair is the silk scarf method. Comb your hair into a center part. Fold the scarf into a triangle and roll the scarf into a strip. Line the scarf up with the ends of your hair and roll your hair until you reach the base of your scalp and your hair is taught. Take the ends of the scarf and tie them on top of your head. This will result in a looser, more casual look. 

Beachy Hair

If you’re looking for a style that will give you a little more edge, try the overnight beach wave. Start by misting a salt spray into your hair, followed by a mousse. This will give your hair hold and enhance the curl. Braid it into two tight pigtails. Sleep on them and in the morning undo the braids and run your fingers through your hair to break up the waves.

Crimped 90’s grunge

We all remember the 90’s crimping style, whether it be the full head of hair or just part of it, this style is very easy to achieve without heat. To do so takes a little more time but far less time and one less heat tool than if you were to try this style the original way.  Section your hair off into 8 even sections, 4 on each side of your head. Take each section and tightly braid it to the ends. Secure with a small band. Once all of the sections are braided, lightly spray with hair spray, cover with a scarf and sleep on them. When you wake up first thing in the morning be sure to take them out of their braids as they will need time to relax. Take a wide-tooth comb and break up every curl. If your hair needs extra relaxing, gently comb your hands through your ends with a little argan oil and be on your way!

How to make your hairstyle last

Start with clean, air-dried hair. Add a dime-size amount of styling product to your hands and distribute evenly through the hair. If your hair tends to get greasy apply a bit of dry shampoo to make our wash last longer. Surprisingly enough, overnight styled hair, when done right can last you days. The tighter the curl the longer it will last, going from tight curl to loose wave over time. 

The best way to make your overnight hairstyle last is to sleep on a silk pillowcase. Silk helps reduce friction which can cause breakage and frizziness. You can also put your hair up in a loose bun or braid before bed. Be sure to use a silky hair tie or a silk scarf rather than a traditional hair tie to protect you from split ends and other damage.

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